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Diesel Scrappage Scheme…

NEWS: Diesel Scrappage Scheme possible as £20 daily diesel ‘toxin tax’ looms. In a move to improve air quality, drivers of diesel engine cars in the UK may be given a scrappage fee. This Diesel Scrappage Scheme could give drivers up to £2,000 to go towards a more environmentally-friendly car, like our fuel-efficient hire cars at Eurodrive. This comes after the UK failed to meet European emissions requirements. Diesel cars emit nitrogen dioxide; a gas said to cause severe lung conditions. The older the model, the more pollution it emits. In 2013, the UK had the second highest amount of deaths related to nitrogen dioxide in Europe, at approximately 12,000, with Italy topping that list. ‘Payments may be limited’ The details are not yet definite, although this may not happen until after the General Election. To cut back on costs, the payments may be limited to exclude those on a low income or include those living in the worst polluted areas. There are over 11 million diesel cars currently being driven […]

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New Animal Bridges

These New Animal Bridges are a Great Solution to Preventing Roadkill. Every day, huge numbers of animals are killed on the roads after being hit by vehicles. With the sheer number of vehicles on the roads both day and night – cars, lorries, motorcycles and more – it comes as no surprise that so many animals fall victim and end up as roadkill. This is not just endangering animals but can also be very distressing for drivers and can cause serious hazards on the road. With the high numbers of animals being killed on the roads, it was clear that action needed to be taken in order to provide protection for both the wildlife and for motorists. The development of so-called animal bridges or corridors appears to be providing an excellent solution to this problem. How these bridges are helping   Wildlife crossing bridges and corridors are being put into place in destinations around the world including Australia, Asia, Europe, and America. The key aim of these bridges is to […]

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Car Insurance

Does My Car Insurance Cover Rental Cars? Rental cars can be a big part of your business or a big part of your holiday – either way, sorting your insurance shouldn’t get you in a tizz! Whatever the reason for hiring, understanding your rental car insurance can be a bit of a grey area – so we’re here to help. This blog hopes to clear up some of the misconceptions and confusions of rental car insurance. Car insurance and rental cars The main question that will pop into people’s heads when they’re reading through the terms and conditions on that rental car form is: I have car insurance already, but does that cover my rental car too? Most rental car services will allow you to extend your own insurance coverages for the use of a rental car. Whether car insurance is covered or not when renting cars is entirely dependent on the car rental company. When you hire with us the cost of the insurance is covered and included within […]

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The terrifying rollercoaster road in Japan

The terrifying rollercoaster road in Japan that everyone wants to drive. All of us want to say we’ve visited some cool places in our time, and this is someplace like no other. The concrete Eshima Ohashi bridge, located in Japan, spans across a huge lake called Nakaumi connecting the cities of Matsue and Sakaiminto. The reason this bridge is so special, as you may be able to see, is its incredible incline. In actual fact, the slope gradient only reaches up to 6.1%, which is still pretty steep, but this slope is actually made to look much steeper by the camera angle. However, it still makes for a truly mind-blowing spectacle – both at the top or not. The reason for the bridge being designed to rise so unbelievably high in such as strange design is to allow boat traffic to pass through underneath. With the bridge stretching around a mile in length and with the width of the road being a sizeable 11.3 metres, it is the third-largest of […]

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A Vehicle When You Need It

A Vehicle When You Need It – Reasons For Renting In The UK. There are many reasons for people to rent a vehicle be it a long road trip, moving house, a car to use while your own is getting serviced, lots of reasons. And this is where a trustworthy rental service that have a fleet of vehicles that cater to a customer’s varied needs comes in. Be it a simple hatchback, a 7 seater, an SUV, or a moving van, rental services have a lot of vehicles for their diverse customer base. For the traveller, rental cars are a great way to ensure you have a stress-free road trip. There are two obvious factors to consider when you are hiring a car for a long drive – fuel efficiency and emissions. These things matter because a long trip will test a car to its limits and it is best that you hire a vehicle which will be able to handle the long drive as well as have a low […]

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Car Emissions Conference: The Latest in Automotive Efficiency

Car Emissions Conference, Eurocar fuel-efficient cars and what you can do to help When you choose a vehicle to hire with optimum properties of test mass, brake alignment, wheel and tyre specification, air pressure, running temperature and related parameters, it ensures minimum emission levels every time you travel. It can also enhance the level of oxygen around your living and working spaces. Moreover, it prevents making of another hole in the ozone layer right above your head. Imagine what would happen when similar procedures are followed all over the world for just one day. We can move towards a greener and cleaner life for everyone. Root Cause You might think you know these things well and follow the environmental laws already. However, a look at the statistics of increasing automobile pollution gives you quite another picture. Greenhouse gasses are made up of many elements like Sulphur dioxide, Nitrogen Oxide, Non-Methane Volatile Organic Compounds, Ammonia, Nitrous Oxide, Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Monoxide and Methane. Nitrous oxide and Carbon Monoxide are the most […]

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Bring Your Fuel Consumption Costs Down

Hints and tips to bring your fuel consumption costs down Managing the cost of a car is not an easy task. The price of fuels like Petrol and Diesel have been decreasing but they can still be unaffordable. You can’t entirely stop using fuels to reduce the cost (as that defeats the point of having a car), but you can follow some of the tips below to reduce your consumption. 1. Reduce the trips This is the best method which actually works if you are determined. You can minimize the use of cars for small distances like going to the supermarket, dropping your children to school, etc. by opting for other (often healthier) options such as walking or biking. 2. Purchase a Fuel Efficient car Make sure you are driving a Fuel Efficient vehicle. You can go for a diesel car or a hybrid-electric car. Choose a car which gives you good mileage and comfort both in a one pack. 3. Turn off the AC You should always switch off […]

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